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Old 08-22-2007, 11:07 PM   #16
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another very good point!

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Old 08-23-2007, 07:11 AM   #17
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I'll have none of that. Let's see, I pay the roofer $426 for the dumpster, a very large dumpster. A dumpster which he most likely did not pay $426 for, but actually some amount less. Much larger than my job requires so he can can have it moved 2 times at $100 a pop, in so doing gets 3 jobs done for less than $200 (figuring in I overpaid for the dumpster to begin with). Sweet! for him!.

Taking a allowance in case the dumpster causes damage. Rediculess

Clean up costs should be figured in with the labor in the contract. If you placing cardboard down or whatever to protect property or plants , thats just part of doing the job right.

What did you mean by meet the dumpster?
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Someone has to be there to tell them where to drop the dumpster. I guess the homeowner could do that, but I don't think that should be their responsibility. My 20 yard dumpster caused ruts in the yard and killed my grass. I could see a homeowner wanting that fixed. No one had to be there when they picked it up.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:29 PM   #19
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Homeowner should have the option to supply his own dumpster. What's more he would, if he knew what was really going on.
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Got call from my dumpster guy's secretary. Driver in hospital. Can't deliver dumpster. I ended up ordering a 12 yard from another place at $347 plus tax. They brought a 15 yard one.
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:10 PM   #21
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A dumpster is not a material which can be taxed in our state.

You should not come down so hard on the possibility of a contractor being able to re-use a dumpster on the next job and potentially make an extra $200.00 or so. The liability for the roofing industry is so great that a meager couple of hundred dollars is not like raking a customer over the coals.

When you purchace the dumpster yourself, they charge for the container size and not how little you actually throw into the box. So, isn't that sort of the same as what the roofer is charging.

Typically, even though some jobs do not completely fill a dumpster container, a 20 yarder would still be ordered, just in case. What if 60 sheets of delaminated plywood needed to be removed and replaced? Would you be willing to offer the contractor a higher price for his contract to compensate for him trying to cut it close by ordering the smallesty possible dumpster in the first place, but now needs more room for the disposal?

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There is always the possibility of one sort of calamity or other to befall the new roofing job in process. Even if the best of precautions are taken. Like a experienced roofer to walk the roof in a effort to locate the soft spots. Sorta get a feel for whats needed beforehand. If such a calamity happened and the customer got there own dumpster they would simply need to get 2nd one to the site. Such is what happens when you act as your own contractor.

I guess I just felt victimized, and somewhat bitter over what the 1st roofing company tried to pull. You know the $700 labor discount that was really no discount at all. Plus $426 plus tax on the dumpster.

The dumpster represents cash money. My money is just as important as the roofers. I can't see him making money off the dumpster that I paid for. I'd like to know what he charges the customer for the dumpster at the 2nd and even 3rd job down the line. Sounds like a cash cow to me. Disingenuous or very close to it. Certainly unscrupulous because of the lack of disclosure.

Thats my take on the matter.

Smalltime stuff Felt, weatherwatcher, and nails left over they are welcome to. I have no use for such items..
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you can hold up the contractors scheduling though,and you need to meet the dumpster to lay down plywood to protect your driveway,It`s also ridiculous to think the contractor would move a dumpster to various sites,typically the garbage removal is included in my fees,If you want to supply the dumpster,let me know and `I`ll subtract "MY" cost for the dumpster,from the job ,add yours,and give you the responsibility of whatever damages the dumpster causes--a word to the "wise" though,I`m sure I pay less than you do ,and it would be more expensive for you that way---because of how often I use a service,no one gets it for less than me ,sometimes you hire a professional to do a job,you should have faith he`s worth the price for his services or pick someone who is
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I understand exactly. Your way is best for many I'm sure. I have a 15 yard dumpster in my drive as I write this. $347.00 My old roof did not even fill it 1 1/2 ft.

The 1st roofing co insisted on a $426 20yrd Whats up with that? If they supply it they can have it moved from job to job. Just because you don't dos not mean they don't.

Some people like the contractor to handle everything. To that end they will pay any premium deemed reasonable. They don't want to know anything about the job except that it's done, and done correctly.

More power to them. I on the other hand feel victimized if I catch a contractor in a outright lie. Or insisting that his needs come before the customer needs (20yard dumpster).

How are you with siding?
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I meant how comfortable are you with doing siding. Some guys prefer one type of job over another. Sorry I did not pose the question well.
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I am quite comfortable w/all phases of home improvement,w/exceptions being(1)electric-limited,(2)plumbing-limited(3)masonry-limited
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What type of job to you like best? Least?
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I like making money to support my family,it`s nice to mix them up,the point please?
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That's exactly the point. You will do what it takes. Do you have particular type of job that you prefer above all others. A passion for one over the other.

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